Holden Equinox diesel promises good fuel economy

Equinox diesel consumption revealed

It’s a very important vehicle for Holden, now comes a little more news on the U.S.-sourced 2018 Holden Equinox.

As we reported last month, Holden will have three four-cylinder engines on offer in the new medium SUV, including a 2.0 litre turbo-petrol, 1.5 litre turbo-petrol and 1.6 litre turbo-diesel.

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Now we know that the diesel version of the Equinox will boast fuel economy of around 39 miles per gallon.

That figure, a touch of 6.0L/100km in the metric equation, has just been certified by the EPA in the U.S. and relates to the front-wheel drive model.

Chevrolet tell us that figure is comparable with rival hybrid SUV offerings such as the Toyota RAV4 hybrid and Nissan Rogue hybrid (neither vehicle is available here).

The consumption figure also helps the Equinox to a 577-mile cruising range (928 kilometres).

Equinox diesel fuel economy is assisted by an engine stop/start system, and a variable-geometry turbocharger.

While we still await final Australian numbers for the new offering, Chevrolet’s car/crossover marketing director, Steve Majoras, says the figures are impressive.

“Chevrolet continues to lead with technologies that offer customers more choice,”

“Our three-engine turbo-charged Equinox line-up means we can provide drivers more options for the performance and efficiency they desire.”

The 2018 Equinox has just hit the U.S. market with prices starting from $24,475 (approx. $31,100 AUD), the diesel kicks-off in the U.S. from $31,435 (approx. $40,000).

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We will bring you more details, including Australian pricing and specification details, as more info comes to hand.

Stay up to date direct in our Holden Equinox News section at behindthewheel.com.au.

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Chris is a writer, co-host of the Behind the Wheel podcast and a self declared car tragic . He is a radio broadcaster by trade and reports traffic for 774 ABC Melbourne, FOX FM and Smooth FM. He also presents a national traffic report on ABC News Radio.

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